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The AbsurdThe Absurd - Ca va bien? 1984 - 2004 (Advent Calendar 2004) ()

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This is the collection of recordings for the fifth virtual advent calendar by The Absurd from Cologne, Germany. Find the calendar on The Absurd's Homepage.

This year (2004) the Absurd celebrate their 20th anniversary.

The added zip-files are updates of the cover of the
"Kraut für alle"-Album. They have nothing to do with the Absurd's album.

This audio is part of the collection: So Healthy Music
It also belongs to collection: Netlabels

Artist/Composer: The Absurd
Date: 0000-00-00 00:00:00
Source: Live, studio and rehearsal room recordings. 1984 - 2004
Label / Recorded by: Michel Frank and others
Keywords: Freestyle; Hard Rock; Jazz; Post-Rock; Improv; Psychedelic Rock; Jazz-Rock

Creative Commons license: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike


Life Of The Absurd

The band THE ABSURD was founded in autumn 1984 in Cologne, Germany. It is now in its umpteenth incarnation, after No.23 in 1993 (?) we lost count. Some line-ups lasted for one rehearsal and one gig, others a bit longer. From the beginning THE ABSURD were conceived as a band that would play any type of music the members liked, irrespective whether a certain type was fashionable or not. The musicians involved in THE ABSURD include(d) people professionally playing classical and new music, expert jazzers and rock musicians. Apart from a few tracks for one or two compilation albums and some gigs nothing was heard from THE ABSURD until June 1993.

Issued better late than never LATE THEN NEVER (sic), the debut CD from THE ABSURD, presents studio recordings from 1988 to 1993 and a collage of live-recordings from 1985 to 1991. It got favourable reviews in four nation-wide music magazines and some airplay but, you know, we still have a few copies left. THE ABSURD's second album will be issued in ... and can only be called LATER THAN NEVER. It was, apart from one song and one miniature, recorded on Friday, January 13th, 1995. As on the first album the music of LATER THAN NEVER moves between psychedelic Free Jazz and Hard Rock. Most of the tracks for a planned live-album have already been selected, tracks from the eighties, nineties and the present. It will be called LATER THAN YOU'LL EVER BE.

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La Lune Pour Qui Pourquoi 38.2 MB 
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Schoen sein ist schwer, wenn der Nebel auf der Stadt liegt 28.6 MB 
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Comedy / Snicker Snars 21.4 MB 
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Improvisation / Coitus Interruptus 42.8 MB 
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Let Them Live 35.2 MB 
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Love you 31.6 MB 
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Gelb Original 34.6 MB 
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Famous Last Chords Vol.29292 17.1 MB 
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Stars 23.9 MB 
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Welcome Again 57.7 MB 
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When she plays Chopin on the Piano 22.0 MB 
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You know less than when you arrived 23.8 MB 
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Let Silence Fester 30.0 MB 
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Trio 17.7 MB 
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Intro / Talkin about the rich folks 32.6 MB 
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Just like Karlheinz 18.0 MB 
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Untitled Boogie 36.9 MB 
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Untitled Dance Music 37.8 MB 
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Bo (Level 2) 26.9 MB 
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Fan Mail (Dear Jimi) 20.8 MB 
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More Miles Per Hour Preview 24.8 MB 
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Reviewer: Transept - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 4, 2006
Subject: The ABSURD
The Absurd are truly one of the fusioniest fusion bands I have ever heard. The way in which jazz, rock, and blues are effortlessly fused together makes it seem as if these three belong together ALWAYS. Never has something this transformative and out of the mainstream come along since King Crimson's watershed, In the Court of the Crimson King. Sehr, sehr gut!

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